There are weddings and then there are weddings. Make yours world-class and wonderful in an English stately home set grandly within 1000 acres of landscaped Capability Brown parkland.
Weston Park, swallowing a great slab of Shropshire, drips with homely luxury. Say your vows beneath glinting chandeliers, before the eyes of Old Masters, in front of roaring log fires. Or potter over to the Parish Church.
Weston Park is where grandeur and opulence meet homely charm. Where wedding photographers lick their lips. Where butlers and chefs can’t do enough. And where guests scrap to catch the bouquet so they can be next.
Acres of lawn yawn into Shropshire’s verdant backdrop. Capability Brown had a field day here. More intimately, the southern walled garden is the place to lose yourself. After the yew hedge maze, labyrinth and grass mazes, re-orient yourself in the sensory garden amid the cluck of chickens, beneath the boughs of the apple trees.
The northern walled garden, presided over by a Peter Walker bull sculpture, is home to the bleat of Jacob and St Kilda heritage sheep. A work in progress, the northern garden also promises a wild flower meadow, new contemporary sculptures and restoration of the gardener’s bothies. Relax, restore, renew in a rural idyll.
Which will it be? Choose from the dining room in all its chandeliered, cavernous glory, or the music room and wrap your romance in a recital on the baby grand.
Whichever you choose, when you say your vows at Weston Park, they stay said. Words resonate and reverberate beneath dripping chandeliers as you add your
chapter to the 300-year history of the home.
Alternatively, stretch your legs a little for a more traditional approach. Within the grounds sits the delightfully sleepy Parish Church of St Andrews, available for ceremonies and blessings. Pop back for dining, drinking and dancing.
As butlers, chefs and housekeepers swirl around you, dine, drink and dance yourself delirious in a baronial slice of old England. Weston Park is elegant, easy-going and enormous enough to soak up any excess.
Take over Weston and make it your own. Drift down the marble staircase as husband and wife to rapturous applause. In the dining room, where presidents and prime ministers have chewed over weighty matters, you’ll broker your own deals. Old Masters by Van Dyck and Lely look down and nod their approval.
Wander the endless acres of Capability Brown parkland, glass in hand. Let the shutter set the seal on an exquisite day, in the Italian Broderie gardens.
When the dancing’s stopped and the confetti’s swept away, your first sleep of married life could be in the Disraeli Suite. With your small part in history secured, happily ever after can start right away.
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